Dihydrotestosterone, Serum.

Diagnostic Use

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the most potent androgen in man, responsible for the development and differentiation of male sex characteristics.
DHT is formed when testosterone is reduced by the two isoenzymes of 5-alpha reductase. These are located in the skin, hair follicles, prostate tissue, genital tissue, liver, brain, among others.
Like testosterone, DHT exerts its action via the androgen receptor which in turn activates the transcription of various target genes promoting growth.

DHT analysis can be useful in the investigation of 5-alpha reductase deficiency, androgen receptor defects and disorders of sexual development in male infants.
In addition, DHT can be used for monitoring patients taking 5- alpha reductase inhibitors.

Please be advised DHT is not indicated unless explicitly endorsed by a Chemical Pathologist or Endocrinologist.
Please contact Endolab for further information if required (x80885).


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5 alpha DHT
Dihydro T

Turnaround Time

14 days

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